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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri Republican proposed expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income military veterans and their families Tuesday as a slimmed down alternative to a broader Medicaid expansion that has been opposed by many of his GOP colleagues. Ryan Silvey would expand Medicaid coverage for veterans and their families making up to 138 percent of...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Tyson Foods Inc. will pay more than $530,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment system to fail, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday. Koster sued the company last June after the discharge caused Monett's wastewater system to fail and...

  • PITTSBURGH— Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Besides the Tribune-Review, the company publishes six other dailies and more than 20 weekly newspapers across western Pennsylvania. Martin said he considered making a change following the death July 4 of...

  • Strong dollar could scare tourists away from U.S. Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Jan 20- New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. International tourists to the United States spend more than $200 billion annually on travel, hotels, dining and shopping, but growth in 2015 is expected to decelerate as would-be visitors balk at the stronger dollar and grapple...

  • Monsanto gets US approval for new GMO seeds Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. said Thursday it received approval from the Department of Agriculture for new cotton and soybean seeds designed to be used with a new herbicide formula. Monsanto's business is built on genetically modified seeds and herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency is still reviewing that new herbicide,...

  • Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh told a separate news conference at the Pentagon that he was confident the Air Force would meet its target date of declaring the F-35 A-model ready for initial combat use by August to December 2016. He said the Air Force had found a way to maintain its initial detachment of operational F-35s despite a shortage of...

  • Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • He said the Navy still expected to declare the F-35 C-model, which is designed for use on aircraft carriers, ready for combat use by the end of the decade, as planned. Mabus said the Navy was also looking at whether it needed additional EA-18G Growler electronic attack planes built by Boeing Co, since it was now the only military service providing that electronic...

  • USDA approves Monsanto's new GMO soybeans, cotton Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • INTERVIEW-Digital Ally considers push into action cameras Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    *Action camera could compete with GoPro, Polaroid products. Jan 15- Digital Ally Inc, a maker of wearable video cameras and other security products for police forces, is considering launching action cameras aimed at consumers this year, putting it into direct competition with GoPro Inc.. Chief Executive Stanton Ross said Digital Ally might have such a camera...

  • Study: $18B to divert Missouri River to irrigate farms Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Building a 360- mile aqueduct to reroute water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas where underwater stores are being exhausted would cost $18 billion and require an additional $1 billion each year to operate, a new draft report shows. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that building an aqueduct to transport excess...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- A plunge in energy prices is hitting America's oil and gas producers, leading some firms to lay off workers while others struggle to get loans, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. The Fed's monthly Beige Book report on business activity had some evidence of this economic boost, with firms telling the Fed that lower gasoline prices helped...

  • Fed survey finds moderate economic growth Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace in December and early January, helped by gains in sales of autos and other consumer products, but a big drop in oil prices was starting to have an impact in Texas and other energy regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. General merchandise retailers in the New York area reported largely sluggish...

  • $39M lawsuit stemming from failed sweetener plant settled Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Attorneys said an investment firm settled a federal class-action lawsuit Wednesday that accused it of bilking investors across the United States out of $39 million in bonds in a botched plan to build an artificial sweetener plant in Missouri. Morgan Keegan was accused of misrepresenting the failed project's chances of success to...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Short Box Z71 4 WD. BASE PRICE: $20,120 for Extended Cab Long Box RWD Base; $21,775 for Extended Cab Long Box RWD WT; $24,330 for Crew Cab Short Box WT RWD; $25,170 for Extended Cab Long Box RWD LT; $26,885 for Extended Cab Long Box 4 WD Base; $27,110 for Crew Cab Short Box LT RWD; $27,630 for Extended Cab Long Box Z71 RWD; $29,550 for Crew Cab...

  • The Ohio Republican, who became chairman of the House Small Business Committee when Congress took office last week, plans to continue the committee's focus on how the government burdens small companies. Chabot plans to hold hearings to advocate for small businesses, as did his predecessor Sam Graves, R- Mo. Chabot says the committee will focus on the health care...

  • Analysts expect companies presenting at the conference- which include Lululemon Athletica, Big Lots and Guess- to shine a light on holiday trends and discuss business expectations for 2015, and in some cases update their outlooks. J.C. Penney Co, American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale Inc all had strong results, though Macy's disappointed.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied for the fifth straight day on Friday, marking their biggest weekly surge in 11 months on concerns about below-normal rains in top-grower Brazil's growing regions. Cocoa consolidated lower after the prior session's surge while raw sugar was quietly higher. Continued forecasts for below-normal...

  • TREASURIES-Prices inch up as U.S. wages drag Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. The five-cent drop in average hourly wages in December's employment data, which included a bigger-than-forecast increase in nonfarm payrolls and a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, may delay a Fed rate hike. That keeps the Fed on hold; inflation is low, oil prices are low, the job market is improving but not in all the ways the Fed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. job growth increased briskly in December and the jobless rate dropped to a 6-1/ 2 year low, but wages slipped in the latest sign a tightening labor market has yet to give much of a boost to workers. Nonfarm payrolls increased 252,000 last month after an upwardly revised 353,000 jump in November, the Labor Department said on Friday.